Outcomes express the desired social or civic change you aim to make through your programs or initiatives. Typical outcomes can be grouped into six categories or families.
You may strive to make change at individual, group, community and/or systemic levels. Outcomes may be framed and tracked over short-term, intermediate, and/or long-term timeframes. There is no necessary sequence or hierarchy of importance among these outcomes; nor are they mutually exclusive. A single program could achieve outcomes at more than one point on the continuum.
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- Changes in Awareness & Knowledge — what people know
- Changes in Attitudes & Motivation — what people think and feel
- Changes in Behavior & Participation — what people do
- Changes in Discourse — what is being said and heard
- Changes in Capacity — know-how and resources
- Changes in Systems, Policies, & Conditions — change that is lasting
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